I got the contraceptive implant (implanon) several months ago.
I was on the contraceptive pill, purposely to avoid pregnancy whilst having sexual intercourse with my boyfriend. While with him, I developed a condition called IBS.
My IBS symptoms worsened every month around the time that I had my period, and then I heard about implanon. It can either stop or greatly reduce the length/heaviness of periods (more so than the pill) and as I was also forgetful with my pill I switched to implanon.
Since switching, I no longer have periods. This was worrying at first but I have been assured by several medical professionals that it is not something to worry about because it is a safe side-effect of my implant. If I have it removed, my fertility will return to normal within a few hours. I know this because a friend of mine also had the implant a while ago, and it stopped her periods. She stopped using it for various reasons and had it removed, and her periods returned to normal within a week. A nurse I know had the implant inbetween children and had no trouble conceiving/with her menstral cycle afterwards.
My IBS symtoms, which were often extremely painful and lead to me having several days off a month, have almost disapeered completely! This is a huge blessing.
My boyfriend and I rarely have sex any more, only once or twice a month. I do not want to use contraception if it offends God, because my reason for having contraception in the first place was to avoid pregnancy as a result of pre-marital sex. However, now I have decided to try to abstain from sex, would it be okay to continue using the implant as it has made my health so much better?